Rudy Giuliani? Giuliani? Ah… sorry, that name doesn’t ring a bell. Fred Thompson, yeah, saw him last night on a TV re-run. John McCain? He’s still senator from Arizona, right?
Mike Huckabee (35%) and Mitt Romney (40%) dominated the conservative Wonkosphere yesterday. Ron Paul was down to 13%, and Giuliani (8%) and Thompson (8%) hobbled to the finish line. Oh, you think it’s good for Giuliani that all the attention–most of it negative–is being focused on Huck? WRONG! We’ve had one Willy Horton and will not have another, so Huck’s opponents better be working on something better than that against Mr. Clean. MyDD is going so far as to say it’s Huckabee’s race to lose.
Huckabee and Romney even beat Hillary Clinton for buzz share over the last 24 hours. Hillary in third place in buzz share? The sky is falling later today too.
Romney’s speech, both highly lauded and panned, will do nada in my opinion. Mainstream media kind of forced him to make it. The speech will do nothing to convert the religious right to shift from Huckabee to Romney, and it will do nothing to quell those who are concerned about Mormonism. He said exactly what everyone expected him to, which means neither a win nor a loss.